expired [PC] Free - Moonlighter (80% positive rated on Steam) and This War of Mine (rated 94% positive on Steam) - Epic Games


The next freebie from the Epic Store is here. This time it is a 2-pack!

This time it is:

Steam page Moonlighter: https://store.steampowered.com/app/606150/Moonlighter/
Steam page This War of Mine: https://store.steampowered.com/app/282070/This_War_of_Mine/

From the website:


During a long-passed archaeological excavation, a set of Gates were discovered. People quickly realized that these ancient passages lead to different realms and dimensions – providing brave and reckless adventurers with treasures beyond measure. Rynoka, a small commercial village, was founded near the excavation site providing refuge and a place for adventurers to sell their hard-earned riches.

Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements following the everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that dreams of becoming a hero.


While conducting your business in Rynoka village, you can bput items on sale, set their price carefully, manage gold reserves, recruit assistants and upgrade the shop. Be careful though – some shady individuals may want to steal your precious wares!


Defeat various enemies and bosses, and revel in challenging and deep combat mechanics. Masterful control of your weapons, critical timing, careful positioning, and an understanding of your enemies and environment are crucial to your survival. How you battle your enemies is up to you.


Get to know your neighbors as you restore the prosperity of this small commercial hamlet. Help establish new businesses and watch them grow in the idyllic community of Rynoka.


Understanding the crafting and enchanting system is essential for your progression. Interact with the villagers to craft new armor and weapons, and enchant existing equipment. This creates a great deal of flexibility and spices up the way equipment is used.


Access strange worlds through otherworldly gates and collect valuable items from exotic civilizations: resources, weapons, armors and peculiar artifacts. Hoarding everything won't be possible - use the unique inventory system wisely to take the most profitable loot with you.


Gates lead to different worlds. Each run is unique and forces you to make smart and calculated decisions. You never know what you will encounter next – that’s why you must be prepared for everything.

This War of Mine:

In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.

The pace of This War of Mine is imposed by the day and night cycle. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout: crafting, trading and taking care of your survivors. At night, take one of your civilians on a mission to scavenge through a set of unique locations for items that will help you stay alive.

Make life-and-death decisions driven by your conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter or sacrifice some of them for longer-term survival. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.

This War of Mine: Anniversary Edition

It's been two years since This War of Mine global release and we're still expanding the experience. This new free DLC, created especially for the Anniversary Edition, adds new characters, new locations to explore, and most importantly - a whole new ending, leading to a different outcome to the game. The dilemma though remains the same – how far will you go, to protect the ones you care about?

This War of Mine:

  • Inspired by real-life events
  • Control your survivors and manage your shelter
  • Craft weapons, alcohol, beds or stoves – anything that helps you survive
  • Make decisions - an often unforgiving and emotionally difficult experience
  • Randomized world and characters every time you start a new game
  • Charcoal-stylized aesthetics to complement the game's theme



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  • +5 votes

    Whoa!1 Moonlighter of all games. No more leeching from the family steam account to play this xD

  • +2 votes

    Moonlighter has been on my Switch wishlist for a while now, almost bought it during the last sale. I'll most likely add it to my tally of "free but not played Epic games list" and perhaps still purchase it on the Switch anyway as its more ideal for handheld

  • +12 votes

    ….. why do I bother even buying games anymore when they are just gonna become free on epic…..

  • +1 vote

    Moonlighter is an okay game, it's a good idea and the art is cool but I think the selling experience is fairly clunky.

    • +2 votes

      I agree, I was excited to get it in the Humble bundle last month but uninstalled after a few hours. I'd rather just dungeon run then work with the selling mechanic lol. But glad others enjoy it.


    Not too fussed on these games, but that's ok, can't expect that every time.

    (Ps: I've finished TWoM, thought it was meh)

  • +4 votes

    This War of Mine is pretty fun IMO.

    I've definitely sunk plenty of hours in it, although the game is somewhat easy to break if you know what to do.


    • +2 votes

      I had a go in the origin access trial and it was fantastic. Been looking to buy it ever since. With any luck I'll be able transfer my latest save over. Epic's really been getting stuck into my wishlist.

      • +2 votes

        Yeah man it's a lot of fun. I really hope they do a sequel or something although I'm doubtful. There are some mechanics which need refining but oh well.


          Yeah I'm only early into it. I got the impression that if I looked at tips/tricks it would ruin the game for me so I've been avoiding doing that.

        • +1 vote

          Jump on the DLC (The little ones) and check out the new scenario modes if you haven't already. Heaps of new content. It drastically changes gameplay too.

  • -1 vote

    Just days coming soon..?


    remind me in 7 days.

  • +6 votes

    This War of Mine is absolutely amazing.

  • +2 votes

    I got moonlighter off the humble monthly with Senua's sacrifice. Really enjoyed it, even though it was simple. Sunk 47 hours into it. It had an addictive gameplay loop. And it was short enough that it didn't overstay it's welcome.

  • +4 votes

    My pile of shame continues to grow and now has been upgraded to stock-pile of shame…

    • +4 votes

      Mines turning into “the same pile of shame on multiple platforms”. Moonlighter and War of Mine on steam, Xbox game pass and Epic Games


    Wow great games, especially for free.


    They're going to bankrupt themselves eventually.

    They think splashing this kind of cash will get Steam to reduce their cut to 12% and match them. But Epic is bankrolling this from Fortnite revenue, and as massive as that is, it doesn't beat the 30% cut Steam makes off ~20,000 games sold on their store. Steam will win the cold war the same way the US did against the soviets. They'll outlast them financially.

    Valve is smart enough not to relent, and just wait them out.

    Even if Epic can afford to give away free games forever, the Fortnite profits spent on these freebies is money not going to shareholders and executives. It's still a loss no matter what.

    If they think exclusives and freebies is how they will get steam to cave and drop their cut by 18%, their economists have failed. Steam will lose sales and revenue for sure by missing out on exclusives for a year. But the alternative is losing an 18% cut off of every game sold. If they went 12%, the loss would be even greater than losing the exclusives, so there's no way Steam would agree to that. Epic is just throwing money away with no realistically achievable purpose.


      Epic is owned in part (40%) by Tencent, trying to wait them out financially is a questionable strategy


        Tencent is not going to sink their own money into this project. Nor are they going to bail them out.

        Tencent also owns League of Legends. There's no chance they throw good money after bad if this fails. They'll just cut their losses and sell their stake in Epic.

  • +1 vote

    The epicgames version of TWOM seems to be missing the developer's own mod tools, and obv none of the gazillion mods from steam workshop.
    I was just getting used to that 99items per carry space Mod I made :)

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